Post-Op
Drains

Post-Operative Instructions for Drains

Lake Mary Plastic Surgery

 

In most cases Dr. Shoukas will place drains following surgery. These drains evacuate the fluid that accumulates after surgery and enable you to heal faster.

How to Care for Your Drains:
• You must “strip the tubing” to prevent clogging. This will be demonstrated for you by Dr. Shoukas and the nursing staff.
• After emptying drains, squeeze the bulb and close top of bulb to place drain on suction
• It is important to keep a daily written record of the drain outputs, and these will need to be brought with you when you come in for your post-op visits, as this log will determine when Dr. Shoukas removes the drains.
•  Print Drainage Chart

 

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding your drains please feel free to call our office at 407-333-2518.

 

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